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Buttery Carrots

My mother made this recipe often when I was growing up. She got it from a friend who was a chef at a local restaurant my parents frequented. The onions really bring out the sweetness of the carrots. When I have carrots fresh from the garden, I don't even peel them—I just scrub them well before cutting. For holiday buffets, I often double or triple this recipe —Mary Ellen Chambers, Lakewood, Ohio

Zucchini Pineapple Jam

8 reviews

Need a way to use up zucchini? Try this wonderfully flavored jam. The pineapple adds so much sweetness. —Kathy Weese,...


Tangy Bacon Green Beans

4 reviews

My grandmother’s Pennsylvania Dutch-style recipe turns plain old green beans into a tangy cross between three-bean and German potato salads....


Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

5 reviews

Who doesn’t love fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes? Make them even better with sharp cheddar cheese. To get them really creamy,...


Gruyere Mashed Potatoes

3 reviews

Gruyere cheese and chives take mashed potatoes to a whole new level this holiday season! Don’t have chives? Just use...

Mediterranean Mashed Potatoes

1 review

It's hard for our family to imagine eating mashed potatoes any other way but this. It tastes great on its...


Bacon-Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

2 reviews

Gruyere cheese, bacon, sweet onions and herbs take smashed potatoes to a whole new level of amazing. This loaded side...

Browned Butter Red Potatoes

12 reviews

I've been making my version of Dad's potatoes for years, and it goes great with any meal. Browning the butter...


Warm Fava Bean & Pea Salad

This is a springtime staple in my house; my mom has been making it forever. I know that when the...


Creamy Carrot Parsnip Soup

2 reviews

Our farm family would eat soup every day as long as it didn't come from a can! This smooth creamy...